Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Mister Heavenly Tonight

I hesitate to use the term, "supergroup" in reference to Mister Heavenly but it isn't entirely off-base. Sure, most people who are aware of mainstream, American culture have never heard of the bands, Man Man or Islands but those of us into culture in the margins have. Also, I feel like even mainstreamy people are, at least, somewhat aware of Modest Mouse and/or The Shins. Basically, what I'm getting at is, Mister Heavenly is a band, which features member of other, more famous/established bands. In their previous visits they have been joined on stage by Michael Cera on bass but I believe he has been replaced by a legit bassist. I'm not completely sure on the details in regards to the bassist but don't show up at Mohawk tonight, just because you think Michael Cera will be there, chances are he won't. You should show up for Mister Heavenly tonight though. Their debut LP, Out of Love is truly great and you can hear the whole thing for free via SubPop's YouTube channel. It reminds me of Ziggy Stardust-era Bowie with a bit more country shuffle, so maybe Hunky Dory-era Bowie as well. As of the writing of this post you can still grab tickets for tonight's show for $13 but you should know that their last Austin engagements sold-out and/or were packed to the gills.

Mister Heavenly - Bronx Sniper video via YouTube

Tonight's show at the 'Hawk takes place on the outside stage so arrive early, due to noise-ordinance issues Mister Heavenly's set will have to be done between 10:00p and 10:30p at the latest. Also, I don't want to harp on this but I was reading YouTube comments for the posted Mister Heavenly songs and there is a lot of chatter about Michael Cera. I just want to emphasize to YOU, the Bloggy-faithful, that Mr. Cera does NOT have a credit on the Mister Heavenly record, he is not an official member of the band. So, don't place your praise or blame on the band based on your feelings about/toward an actor, who really has little to nothing to do with the actual band. Try to focus on the fact that it's an indie-supergroup who made a great album and have great live chops.

Mister Heavenly - Mister Heavenly video via YouTube